Club information update – Cricket Scotland COVID-19 update, 11 August 2021

Please see most recent COVID-19 update from Cricket Scotland:

Dear clubs,

As we enter the latter stages of the season, Cricket Scotland would like to thank and congratulate all clubs and regional associations for their patience and management of the necessary restrictions in relation to the pandemic.  Across Scotland we have had minimal disruption, with only a handful of clubs having to postpone games due to COVID infection or the associated isolation requirements.

Scotland has now moved beyond Level 0 and following the latest relaxation in restrictions from the Scottish Government, sportscotland are now advising clubs and organisations to carefully consider risks before further relaxing their own restrictions.  Whilst there is now no legal requirement for various restrictions in relation to club cricket, Cricket Scotland recommends that club’s consider all the risks before any further relaxation of restrictions (please note that clubs are not obliged to relax any restrictions).  Guidance now places the responsibility on clubs and organisations to make their own judgement on the level of risk for travel, changing room use and spectators.

Update guidance is available here.

The key points from the latest guidance are:

The use of changing rooms is permitted where deemed necessary.  Examples of what “deemed necessary” are provided in 4.9.

  • Spectators are permitted with restrictions in line with Scottish Government events sector guidance. Details on the restrictions are provided in 4.8.
  • Travelling in a car with anyone from a different household should be avoided unless necessary. Additional guidance is provided in 2.2.
  • During a match, sanitisation breaks can now be combined with the drinks break.
  • Clubs should continue to avoid providing “cricket teas”.

Please let me know if you have any further queries.

Best regards.

Paul Macari